A MOTORCYCLIST was flown to hospital after he was trapped under the wheels of a car in a smash in the Lake District.
The man, a 45-year-old from Peterlee, was involved in a collision with a Lexus RX on the A592 at Windermere, not far from the Queen’s Head Hotel at Troutbeck.
The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) was scrambled to the scene to help the North West Ambulance Service (MWAS) treat his injuries.
The man was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, with pelvic and leg injuries which have been described as “severe” though not life-threatening.
The road was closed for several hours while the emergency services treated the casualty.
The incident happened around 2.30pm on Saturday.
A GNAA spokesman said: “The Great North Air Ambulance, The Pride of Cumbria, based at Langwaithby near Penrith, was called to assist NWAS with reports of a motorcyclist under a car.
“On arrival at scene the aircrew doctor and paramedic team assessed and treated a male casualty for pelvic and lower limb injuries.
“He was then flown to hospital in Preston.” The flight from the scene of the crash to the hospital took 15 minutes and the man’s condition on arrival at hospital was described as stable.
A spokesman for Cumbria Constabulary said: “We were called at 2.37pm on Saturday following a collision between a motorbike and a Lexus RX.
“The rider of the motorbike was a 45-year-old man from Peterlee.
“He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital via air ambulance. He suffered serious injuries. It is believed that the injuries are not life threatening.
“The road was reopened at 6pm.”
The spokesman said the driver of the Lexus, a man from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire was unhurt and no action is being taken against either motorist.